CAPriCORN Consortium



What is CAPriCORN?

Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network, or CAPriCORN, is a Chicago-wide partnership of 11 local research institutes. These institutes have joined together to find ways of improving health care while focusing on issues affecting people living in and around Chicago. The various health conditions include anemia, asthma, recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. diff), sickle cell disease and weight. This research network is also working on several other studies including ADAPTABLE; PREVENTABLE, the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and Myocardial Ischemia and Transfusion (MINT).

What is the purpose of CAPriCORN?

The Goal: Work together to find ways to improve health care and results, focusing on issues affecting people living in and around Chicago. CAPriCORN expects to answer important health questions and with those answers help patients make decisions about what is right for them.

Who is involved?

  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Chicago-area patients and patient advocates
  • Alliance of Chicago community health services
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Cook County Health & Hospitals System
  • Loyola University Health System
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
  • Veterans Administration (Jesse Brown VA Medical Center & Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital)

Contact us

For more information about CAPriCORN at Rush, please contact:

Kyra VanDoren, CAPriCORN at Rush Coordinator